The cheerful capital city of Rajasthan state, Jaipur is also known as “Pink City”. Visiting Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, Amer Fort, Birla Temple, Akshardham Temple, JalMahal, Jantar-Mantar is a must to get the best of Rajasthan’s culture. Fill up your tummy with the real Rajasthani dish “Dal-Bati-Churma” and the sweet dish as “Ghewar”. Also try the street food here. The city’s flamboyant, messy streets recede and flow with an intoxicating infusion of old and new. Rushing buses excuse easy going camels, relaxed cycle-rickshaws, irritate bevies of bikes, and universally active auto rickshaws lookout for easy quarry.
The festivals namely Camel Festival, Diwali, Elephant Festival, Gangaur, Kite Festival, Teej etc. are feted with unlimited enthusiasm and pleasure. Initiating from ancient ethnicities, these fairs and festivals are being celebrated since centuries.
Best time to visit Jaipur:
The best season to visit Jaipur is the winter, i.e. from early November through to February. Regardless of caste and creed, people converge and relish various fairs and festivals celebrated in the state.
Don’t miss the chance to get yourself clicked in the traditional Rajasthani attire and listening to the folk songs.
How to Reach Jaipur:
- The domestic terminal of Jaipur Airport is sited at Sanganer, 7kms and the international terminal is at 10kms from the main city. It links the city to all the major parts of India along with some of the major overseas countries.
- Indian Railway runs trains from almost every major Indian city to Jaipur.
- Network of National Highways 8, 11 and 12 links Jaipur to major cities by Road. Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) runs AC and Non-AC buses in the entire state to reach Jaipur.
Weather in Jaipur:
The best time to visit Jaipur and other parts of Rajasthan is from November to March, when temperatures range from 8 degrees Celsius at night to 32 degrees Celsius during the day. The Kite Festival and the Jaipur Literature Festival both take place in January, making it an excellent time to visit Jaipur.
Summers are very hot and dry, lasting from April to June. The average temperature during this time ranges between 44 and 45 degrees Celsius. Throughout the day, strong winds blow, making sightseeing difficult.
The monsoon season lasts from July to September, but rainfall in Jaipur is low to moderate. So you can participate in the local festival.